adDRESSING Titanic: Appearance & Identity in 1912

217 Metropole Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

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    Join us for a special presentation by Kevin Jones, curator of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, to talk about the fashion of the late Edwardian Era. 

    The diversity of RMS Titanic's passengers totaled at least 29 countries or nationalities worldwide, from the very poor to the very wealthy. In short, Titanic represented a global cross-section of the late Edwardian Era. Every person aboard had a story; some were recorded because of circumstance or notoriety, most are now lost to time. This presentation will examine the four categories the travelers occupied: First Class, Second Class, Steerage, or Crew. The Titanic carried many individuals associated with the fashion world—from high society, to industry trade, to journalism—and some of the most well-known will be discussed, along with garments and accessories known to have been worn aboard, survived, or have been discovered—and sometimes recovered—at the wreck site.

    This slideshow presentation will begin at 8 pm in our outdoor Ackerman Family Amphitheater. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

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